Local News

  • PVMS benefits Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center

        HENDERSON — The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center received a $1,700 donation from Prairie View Middle School through a fundraiser held by their “Go Green Team” for Positive Behavior Support.

  • AdCo adopts 2010 budget

       BRIGHTON — The Adams County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted its 2010 budget in public hearing Dec. 9.

        The $484.7 million budget represents a 13.7 percent increase over the original 2009 budget due to the ongoing government center project, increased food assistance payments and several road and bridge projects.

        Excluding these three areas, the overall budget is down by 2 percent.

  • Commerce City Rotarians give in many ways

        COMMERCE CITY — For the past several months, the Commerce City Rotary Club has been busy giving to the children and families in their community.  

  • Police brief community on sexual predator

    For a sex offender or sexually violent predator to live in a community, a number of requirements must be fulfilled, both on their part, on the community’s and on the part of the law enforcement.

        Monday, per requirement, the Dacono Police Department held a public meeting at Frederick High School to inform residents in the Carbon Valley about a “sexually violent predator” living in Dacono’s city limits.

  • Recapping 2009


  • Dacono looks for applicants for board vacancies

    The search is on in Dacono for some civic-minded citizens to fill the vacancies on multiple city boards including the personnel board, board of adjustment, liquor authority, planning commission and the police advisory committee.

        According to Valerie Elliott, Dacono city clerk, these positions have limited criteria and are essential to helping the city function.

        “We couldn’t run the city without the help of these volunteers,” she said.

  • Pipeline ruptures; four workers hurt

    COMMERCE CITY – Four people were hurt Friday night after they struck a natural gas line near East 56th Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard.

    It happened around 5:30 p.m. Media reports said the four, part of a group of Xcel Energy employees and subcontractors, had to be freed. At least one went to the hospital, according to those reports.

    Several roads, including most of I-270, were closed as a result. However, police said there were no evacuations and no explosion.

  • Lucky ducks
  • H1N1 shots available

    H1N1 shots for all ages will be available at the Carbon Valley Senior Center, 6615 Frederick Way, Frederick, from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 16. The cost is $15 and free for those on Medicare. Call 303-833-3660.

  • Armory takes next step toward completion

    FORT LUPTON – It wasn’t much of a day Dec. 2 for standing in a vacant field turning shovels of dirt.    

    The temperatures were in the teens. The wind was blowing. There was a covering of fresh snow across the street from Fort Lupton Fire Station No. 2 on Ninth Street.    

    But dignitaries from the Colorado Army National Guard, the city and the state turned out for a ceremony that officially kicked off construction of the Guard’s new readiness center.